Some people simply love attention. To them, the attention doesn’t have to be positive or negative—they follow the creed of “There is no such thing as bad publicity.”
To the natural-born introverts who avoid attention, such people may seem like shallow and cringeworthy egomaniacs. But to the attention-seekers, introverts seem boring. Apparently, this is how the universe finds balance.
These are the four zodiac signs who thirst for attention like most travelers in the desert thirst for water. As you might notice, all three fire signs top the list. Fire signs are bright and shiny, but they are also prone to burning out.
Symbolized by the Lion, Leo is outgoing, brave, and confident. As a fire sign ruled by the sun, Leo cherishes the spotlight as if life were one big tanning salon. They lust after being surrounded by paparazzi, even while sleeping, in the shower, or on their deathbed. If the camera is focused on someone else, they’ll either photobomb the picture or steal the camera. Leo is impossible to ignore—they’ll make sure of it. Magnetic and charismatic, they adore being adored, and they would rather be humiliated onstage for the rest of their lives than be forgotten for even a minute.
Famous Leo: Madonna
A fire sign ruled by Mars, Aries doesn’t mind going to war with other attention whores or burning down the house so long as they are on the nightly news surrounded by microphones and cameras. In any group chat online, they are the ones replying to everyone and arguing with everyone. They pride themselves in starting, ending, and ruining conversations so long as they are in the spotlight. They bask in that spotlight like a baby chick under a heat lamp. Their biggest dream is to be at an opera house, bowing over and over again to a standing ovation as the crowd tosses roses at them. They are not only self-centered; they want the universe to revolve around them.
Famous Aries: Lady Gaga
The third of the fire signs on this list, Sagittarians are warm, garrulous, optimistic, friendly, and prone to flattering others—but most of it is done in the service of being flattered back. In other words, they give attention to others only so they can get attention in return. They have a contagious enthusiasm, love having a good time, and try to make everyone feel included in the party—so long as they are the life of the party. Of all the signs, they are not above causing trouble, making a scene, or embarrassing themselves to keep everyone’s eyes focused on them. In fact, the only thing in the world that can truly embarrass them is being ignored.
Famous Sagittarius: Britney Spears
A hyper-social air sign, Gemini is ruled by Mercury, so they are the type to corner you at a party and talk your ear off until you either fall in love with them or tell them to get lost—and either way, they count it as a victory, because at least they got your attention enough to provoke an emotional reaction. They hate to be bored, but they especially hate to be boring. They love to be adored and at the center of attention, but this may be due to the fact that they can be very lonely inside. They tend to seek attention to fill the gap inside them that was neglected in childhood.